Solution Tree (2016)
NEW! Solution Tree (2016)
U.S.A. Edition
U.S. Edition (2013)
Canadian Edition
Canadian Edition (2011)


Schimmer, T. (2014). “Grading with a Standards-Based Mindset.” AMLE Magazine, 2(4).

Schimmer, T. (2014). “The Case for Confidence.” Educational Leadership, 71(6), online.

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    • That’s great Chris! Thanks for the support and hopefully the book helps push things along. Let me know if there is any way that I support you and your colleagues. Maybe a Q&A via Skype? Anyway, good luck with it and we’ll talk soon!

  1. Will this book be available on
    We are looking for a book study around grading for our standards based grades.

    • Eventually…I am in the process of adapting the book for US release through Pearson (I’m a Canadian) which should happen as soon as the summer. In the meantime you could order the book through Pearson Canada, but you’d have to call the 1-800 number and speak to a customer service rep. I can/will let you know when the US edition is out. Thanks for the interest!


  2. Tom…what’s up with Canadian/US editions? Copyright? Spelling? Eliminating the omnipresent conversational “eh”?

    I got my copy at the Portland, OR ATI/Pearson Conference on Sound Grading Practices. It was great to see you, and I hope I did mention that I scored the book, having missed out at the Summer Conference.

    Just wondering for your US readers…can they order directly from ATI/Pearson in Portland?

  3. Such a review may evaluate the book on the basis of personal taste. Reviewers may use the occasion of a book review for a display of learning or to promulgate their own ideas on the topic of a fiction or non fiction work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. After reading this book and hearing you speak, I have officially changed my grading policies. 21 years of doing it wrong. This year was such a success. Students were actually proud of the grades they earned. Only 3 failures out of 80 students. All 3 chose to fail. It was great to see students motivated to LEARN to earn points instead of bringing in Kleenex. Thanks for opening my eyes.

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